Fabric, London

Bodily Remains: Tai Shani

Bodily Remains: Tai Shani

Tai Shani’s first major performance project since DC: Semiramis for which she was nominated and collectively won the Turner Prize in 2019 takes place in the underground chamber of Farringdon’s notorious nightclub: Fabric. The play featured an original live score composed by Shani’s long-term collaborators Maxwell Sterling and Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas) alongside digital animations by Adam Sinclair.

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Salma Noor - Joy as Method: Somali Banter as Artistic Practice

Huudhaydh - Slide 10

Liverpool-based artist Salma Noor is profiled by Nasra Abdullahi. This is the fifth and final text in our series featuring artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural mid-career development programme for artists based in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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Garth Gratrix

 Garth Gratrix, Shy Girl (Rainbow II & Roy Gratrix R.I.P). In Collaboration With…Harry Clayton Wright. Live performance, Grundy Art Gallery. Supported by Arts Council England.

The work of Blackpool-based artist Garth Gratrix is profiled by Sean Burns. This is the fourth in our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural mid-career development programme for artists based in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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Saatchi Gallery Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY

Food of War: The Forbidden Journey

Operation Rabbit

‘Food Of War’ presents a retrospective of the artist’s most significant projects and a collection of new installations and performances at Saatchi Gallery, London. In addition to historical events, this staggeringly compact exhibition addresses devotion to the environment and the refusal to leave a land that has been destroyed through conflict and animal rights. It exposes capitalism among recently sheltered indigenous communities, desertification through mono-cropping, and botanists’ unintended impact on the world’s ecosystems. - Gabriella Sonabend

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Chester Tenneson

We're no strangers to love, 2022

Sean Burns profiles the work of Chester Tenneson as part of our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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The Hyper (Un)Real World of Pat Flynn

MAGA, (animation still), rendered animation, 2.15 mins, 2022

George Vasey responds to the work of Manchester-based artist Pat Flynn in the second of our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, an inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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IKON Gallery 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace Birmingham, B1 2HS

Edward Lear | Moment to Moment

Amada, 7:25am 12 February 1867 (422

“I think that Lear would be as shocked as anyone to find himself on the walls at IKON,” suggests curator Matthew Bevis during this exhibition’s opening. Best known for his nonsense verse, Edward Lear worked as an artist his entire adult life, producing a vast quantity of sketches – “around 9,000 compositions,” notes the catalogue, “roughly one every couple of days over a fifty-year period” – many produced during his restless travels across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Following the success of their recent Carlo Crivelli show, IKON now presents Moment to Moment, the first exhibition dedicated solely to Lear’s landscape drawings, a stunning introduction to an essential body of work. Review by Rowland Bagnall

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Bridget O’Gorman

A Knowing Body, 2018, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Materials: Mixed media with vinyl wall text, powder coated steel, cast polyurethane, wax, bronze leaf. Dimensions variable

Hettie Judah profiles the work of Manchester-based artist Bridget O'Gorman in the first in our series of texts on artists participating in PIVOT, the inaugural artist development programme in the North West of England. PIVOT is delivered in partnership with Bluecoat, Liverpool and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.

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The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art Nassau Street Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

Alice Rekab | Family Lines

Alice Rekab, Family Lines, 2022. Installation view, The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art, Dublin. Image courtesy the Douglas Hyde and the artist. Photography Louis Haugh.

Clay moulded relics, scripture, tokens of the domestic and spectres of the past being conjured through archival material; ‘Family Lines’ devotes its energy to embodying every aspect of how we connect to others and ourselves. I speak in the plural as this exhibition invites it, as it surveys the various inextricable manifestations of one’s identities, experiences, and familial and national connections. Ultimately, to think in the singular is to neglect the complexities of the human condition. Review by Ricardo Reverón Blanco

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Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10018

Anthony Akinbola: Natural Beauty | Sean Kelly Gallery

Installation view of Anthony Akinbola: Natural Beauty at Sean Kelly, New York

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Natural Beauty, a solo-exhibition of new work by Nigerian- American, Brooklyn-based artist Anthony Akinbola. This presentation, occupying the front and lower galleries, includes the artist’s signature Camouflage paintings, single and multi-panel works that utilize the ubiquitous du-rag as their primary material. Universally available and possessed of significant cultural context, the du-rag represents for Akinbola a readymade object that engages the conceptual strategies of Marcel Duchamp and other significant artistic predecessors. From the press release.

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Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA

Shifting Perspectives | Leeds Art Gallery

Africa

In this ground-breaking show, curator Laura Claveria sets out to ask some hard questions and to hear some problematic answers about how African, Caribbean and Asian communities and cultures, who are so essential to Leeds’ success, are represented and interpreted in Leeds Art Gallery’s collection. Review by Daniel Barnes

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Emalin 1 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3ET

On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off Kembra Pfahler

Installation view: Kembra Pfahler, On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off, Emalin, London, UK, 09 July – 03 September 2022.

Emalin is pleased to present On The Record, Off The Record: Sound Off, a solo exhibition of new and archival works by American artist Kembra Pfahler, the artist’s third at the gallery. The exhibition comprises never-before-seen collages made for the artist’s performances in the 1990s across the venues of New York’s underground scene, alongside a selection of recent drawings. Sound Off is the third of Pfahler’s On The Record, Off The Record trilogy, following live performances at New York’s Pioneer Works earlier this year and at Participant Inc in 2021. A recording of the Participant Inc performance, live-streamed last year due to pandemic restrictions, is screened on the ground foor. From the press release.

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Fruitmarket 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH! 1DF

Daniel Silver: Looking

The Audience

Daniel Silver: Looking showcases a new collection of the artist’s work in clay. A material departure from his previous sculpture – typically concrete, marble, stone, or bronze – Looking continues Silver’s exploration of ideas concerning bodily encounters, inviting new questions about the politics of witnessing and being seen. Review by Rowland Bagnall

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De La Warr Pavilion, Marina Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP

Minoru Nomata: Windscape

Minoru Nomata: Windscape, 2022, Installation view, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. Photography: Rob Harris

The visionary paintings of Minoru Nomata depict imaginary landscapes that transcend time and place. Featuring architectural superstructures and topographical forms devoid of human presence, his uncanny depictions are portals into mysterious and uncertain worlds. From the press release.

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